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CloudWorx for Intergraph Smart 3D Help

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3D Design and Visualization
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CloudWorx for Intergraph Smart 3D
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10.1(2014R1)

Defines two parallel planes in 3D along a specified axis and then hide the points outside the two planes, resulting in a controlled cross-section view of the point cloud.

Only one slice or section view can be active at a time (for example, a slice in the Y-plane cannot co-exist with a slice in the X-plane). Axis is defined in view coordinates.

Define a slice

  1. Select CloudWorx > Clip Point Cloud > Slice.

  2. Select the required slice from the following:

    • X-axis

    • Y-axis

    • Z-axis

    • Slice Forward

    • Slice Backward

  3. Input data points to represent the first plane and the second plane.

    These two planes form the slice that is applied to clip the points.

    • To turn on or off any clipping records, see Clipping Manager.

    • To turn off all clipping records of the active clipping group, see Reset Clipping.

    • Use the X-axis to define two parallel planes whose normal direction is X-axis, all the points not between the two planes are clipped out.

    • Use the Y-axis to define two parallel planes whose normal direction is Y-axis, all the points not between the two planes are clipped out.

    • Use the Z-axis to define two parallel planes whose normal direction is Z-axis, all the points not between the two planes are clipped out.

    • Use the Slice Forward to move the existing slice by one step (equal to the thickness of the slice) in the positive direction along its axis.

    • Use the Slice Backward to move the existing slice by one step (equal to the thickness of the slice) in the negative direction along its axis.